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Import Forwarding Clerk

Ref: VAC-12874
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Location: Ipswich
  • Industry: Shipping Freight Forwarder
  • Discipline: Import Forwarding Clerk
  • Employment: Permanent


Job Description

Import Freight Forwarding Clerk

Our valued client is seeking an Import Freight Forwarding Clerk, this is a great opportunity where the successful candidate will be working alongside a specialised team within freight forwarding where they can gain valuable experiences in order they develop in their roles.

About the Company:

This is a UK Based Freight Forwarding and Customs Clearance Agent. Long Established since 1971 Covering all main container ports including Felixstowe, London Gateway, Southampton, Tilbury, Liverpool, Bristol, Teesport, Belfast and others including ferry ports.
They have a fantastic environment of a personal and unique approach towards their employees with a forward thinking dynamic driving force looking to evolve and grow within the industry.

You would be working with an organisation that puts emphasis on meeting their values. If you enjoy working in a small team and want your work to be recognised and continuously learn and develop your skills and knowledge this is the role for you.

Duties Include:

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Freight Forwarding essential.
Customs clearance experience essential
Excellent Customer Service skills
End to end processing of import freight forwarding
Excellent communication skills liaising with internal and external stakeholders
Good numeracy, IT and knowledge of Microsoft packages
High attention to detail
Updating information using in-house systems
Monitoring and managing any related charges and invoicing
Arranging customs clearance and any warehousing requirements
Liaising with customer on delivery or release of goods
All work to be carried out to comply with Standard operating processes.
A professional positive and flexible attitude at all times
A flexible approach with a can do attitude
Working to agreed company KPI’s to measure performance.
Meet agreed deadlines and follow up action where needed
Commercial awareness
Effective time management
Team player
Organised and able to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.

Skills needed:

Must have at least 3 years+ experience within a freight forwarding
Excellent communications skills
Outstanding customer service skills
Team player


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